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Binson’s doubles retail presence in Michigan


CENTER LINE, Mich. – Binson’s Home Health Care Centers has expanded its retail medical equipment and supplies outlets with the acquisition of two H-Care stores in Flint and Saginaw, Mich. Both stores will now operate as Binson’s Home Medical Equipment & Supplies.

‘The Retail Doctor’ to present at Medtrade


ATLANTA – Golden Technologies will sponsor an exclusive presentation by Bob Phibbs, known as “The Retail Doctor,” at Medtrade. Phibbs will present at 4 p.m. on Oct. 31 in Room C111; seating is limited to 300.

Bronson at Home shifts business


BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Bronson at Home will close its retail store for oxygen and medical supplies on Nov. 1, opting instead for home delivery.

VGM’s retail experts hit the road


ATLANTA – The 2016 VGM Retail Science Roadshow will culminate in an eight-hour show at Medtrade, Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in Atlanta. Before Medtrade, however, the roadshow will make pit stops in Louisville, Ky., on July 19 and Dallas on Sept. 13.

Mediware release amps up retail capabilities


LENEXA, Kan. – The next release of Mediware’s CareTend will enable HME and home infusion providers to grow their retail operations. The release’s point-of-sale capabilities give providers the tools they need to quickly process transactions using their own hardware.

Compass Health Brands buys pain management product


CLEVELAND – Compass Health Brands has acquired the Strengthtape brand of kinesiology tape, along with other associated assets from the privately held company Endevr of St. George, Utah.

Retail award winners named


LAS VEGAS – A power wheelchair that allows for 10 inches of seat elevation and speeds of 3.5 mph took the top prize at the Innovative HME Retail Product Awards at Medtrade Spring today.

The Bellevue Way: Northwest provider remains ‘fiercely independent’


BELLEVUE, Wash. – Bellevue Healthcare is repositioning itself to color in more of its regional footprint, say company execs.

“As we get to a certain scale, we have to refocus on how we get more growth,” said Joel Gallion, president.

Golden, VGM boost retail offerings


OLD FORGE, Pa. – Golden Technologies and The VGM Group have joined forces to further focus the HME industry on maximizing retail sales.

Medtrade Spring seeks retail products


LAS VEGAS – Medtrade Spring show organizers seek manufacturers to submit their retail products for the biannual Innovative HME Retail Product Awards. The top eight products will be presented in a session at the event led by Jim Greatorex of VGM Retail Services.